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Thanks to the wonderful host SPiLL Propogation for organizing and making a difference! Fabulous group of LSQ and ASL artists.
 
Just got back from a retreat for artists and creative professionals in Quebec.  I spent a week brainstorming and planning projects with them in both ASL & LSQ along with International Sign, English and French for written languages.  I had an amazing time!  
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Take a brief tour at a bilingual school (ASL - English) in Edmonton, Canada.
“Sign Language Spoken Here,” reads the sign near the main door of the Alberta School for the Deaf. That’s Deaf. With a capital D. And also deaf. With a small d. The difference is an important one in the Deaf community.
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The toddler "Juli" acquired ASL vocabulary further and developed two-word utterances in ASL. In this video, she answered wh-questions, requested for another, talked with her grandparents via videophone, signed so cute and more.
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Deaf-gain. Where there is a "loss" (from a hearing perspective), there is indeed a gain (from an eyeing perspective). Studies show gains as a result of 'deafness'. For example, a cerebral region of the brain used for hearing in hearing people's brains is not simply unused in deaf people's brains. They are activated with different purposes other than hearing (e.g. touch and visual). In the end, there is no loss.
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“Our disability only affects our hearing, not our minds. A deaf child’s mind is as good as a hearing child’s mind.” -- a deaf teacher.
The Power of Sign Language - The Huffington Post
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Culture of the h-eyeing people..
Kamil Burnat, 18, and his classmate Jeffrey Stepien, 17, have a lot in common. They’re both the children of Polish immigrants. And they’re both deaf. For them, that’s simply normal.
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Good act. Hope it will pass and become law. There is still much to be done to educate the deaf children so that they can achieve equally to their hearing peers.
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Toddler Talk in ASL (American Sign Language) at age 1 and month 4: asking for help, signing "thank-you", saluting, faking a cough, attempting to fingerspell #MAMA", "#VP, and "#FOOT", and expanding vocabulary.
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Nice to see you in google + and nice to see your videos, we had on class discussion about all development of child's ASL here in our BA Class Really Great

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The video clip shows a toddler at age 1, month 3, making requests, expressing manners "thank-you" and "please", asking for help using the ASL word "help", uttering an emerging two-word utterance... and even signing her own signed name!
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An example of language and literacy development in ASL in a bilingual-bicultural environment with full access to education, language, and communication.
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ASL instructor; literary media artist; the creator of handspeak.com
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ASL (American Sign Language) instructor; literary media artist in sign language; an advocate of the language right in signed language
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a video-journalist of the series of Kid Talk in ASL -- week-by-week posts of the language acquisition in ASL
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